Whole30 Almond Milk is a great homemade, dairy-free, paleo milk alternative. It’s easy to make with only 6 simple ingredients and no added sugars.
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If you haven’t made your own homemade almond milk, this post will convince you to give it a try!
This Whole30 Almond Milk is simple to make, require minimal ingredients, is extremely creamy + is much cheaper than buying it at the store!
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Last year I found myself rolling my eyes at people making homemade almond milk. I mean.. who has the time for that, right?
Well… I’m just gonna say it. Don’t knock it til ya try it friends.
Homemade Almond Milk is SO good.
Is almond milk Whole30?
Yes! Some almond milks are whole30 friendly. Not all of them are, as many have added sugar and non-Whole30 compliant ingredients.
Best Whole30 Almond Milks
Aldi – Yes, there are a few different almond milks from Aldi that are Whole30. The Friendly Farms Unsweetened Vanilla and Simply Nature Unsweetend are both compliant
Califia Farms also makes great almond milk. I love their Better Half instead of half and half. Their unsweetened almond milk and unsweetened vanilla almond milk are both compliant.
New Barn also makes compliant almond milk.
Blue Diamond’s Unsweetened Almond Milk is compliant.
NutPods, Malk, Elmhurst, and Three Trees also all make compliant almond milks.
Not to be the food police.. but have you ever looked on the back of a container of almond milk? Some of them have some weird stuff like locust bean gum, sunflower lecithin, and gellan gum. No thanks.
Even if you could care less about what is in your food… This whole30 almond milk just tastes better than anything I’ve ever gotten at a store!
It’s super creamy, tastes rich when added to coffee and recipes, and it’s ridiculously easy. Let me show you how easy it is to make!
Ingredients for homemade almond milk:
How to make Whole30 almond milk:
To make Whole30 Almond milk, you’re going to need to soak your almonds for at least 12 hours. Otherwise, they will not blend as nicely.
Tips for making homemade almond milk
- Make sure to really blend it! You don’t want to under-blend it and then have it be too chunky to strain. It should be relatively smooth when you pour it out of the blender. I really love my Vitamix blender. It’s awesome!
- Save the pulp! You can use it to make energy bites, dry it out for almond meal.. there are lots of options! This post has a lot of good ideas. I’m working on perfecting a cracker recipe with the leftover pulp.. haven’t nailed it yet, but I’ll let you know when I do!
- Make sure to store it in an airtight container! I keep mine in a big mason jar.
- Shake before using/drinking. The milk can separate (which looks pretty gross) so just make sure to shake it to combine it back together.
Substitutions for this recipe
Spices- You can omit the cinnamon or add ginger if you’d like more flavor
Sweetener-You can sweeten almond milk with maple syrup or a date, but it will not be Whole30 if you add maple syrup. Dates are compliant on Whole30, but we wouldn’t recommend adding too many and making this a ‘sweet’ drink as it’s not really in the spirit of Whole30.
Vanilla- You can add in 1/2 a vanilla bean or unsweetened vanilla bean powder to get more vanilla flavor
How to store almond milk
It’s best to store your almond milk in an airtight glass jar. The almond milk will last 4-5 days in the refrigerator. (remember there are no preservatives!)
It may separate, but just shake to combine it again. If you’ve wondered if your almond milk has gone bad, simply smell it – you should be able to quickly tell!
Store bought Whole30 almond milk brands
Store bought whole30 almond milk does exist, but it’s hard to find and it can be pretty pricey! Here are some brands I like
Other great whole30 recipes:
- Whole30 Lemon Rosemary Crockpot Whole Chicken
- Paleo Turkey Chili
- Whole30 Cashew Coconut Chicken Tenders
- Whole30 Chicken Fajitas
- Whole30 Turmeric Ginger Latte
Whole30 Almond Milk
- Soak almonds in 2 cups of water for a minimum of 12 hours. Once soaked, drain and rinse almonds.
- Add almonds, fresh filtered water, and cinnamon in blender.
- Blend on high for 2 minutes or until milk starts to look smooth.
- Strain in a nut milk bag (linked above), squeezing as much milk out of the pulp as possible.
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
- Nuts- You can make this recipe with any type of nut. Cashews, walnuts, or pecans will all work!
- Spices- You can omit the cinnamon or add ginger if you'd like more flavor
- Sweetener-You can sweeten almond milk with maple syrup or a date, but it will not be Whole30 if you add maple syrup
- Vanilla- You can add in 1/2 a vanilla bean or unsweetened vanilla bean powder to get more vanilla flavor
Love making your own almond milk? Try Easy Homemade Walnut Milk!